Program Screenings

In the first year, PLUS will explore the situations in Germany and Japan – the two nations that are aging fastest in the world. Together with the Filmkunstkinos Düsseldorf, we also want to take a look at other countries: From the end of August until the end of October, we will be showing Japanese, European and American films on Mondays that deal with age(ing) in a smart, provocative and funny way. You can’t afford to miss them. So come – with your families – to the Bambi and talk to us!




Program



The Father



Monday, 23.08.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

Anne is extremely worried. Her father Anthony is deteriorating noticeably. He lives in an oversized apartment in London, suffers from dementia and doesn’t realize that he needs help. So he can sometimes become indignant when Anne reminds him of this or that; after all, he’s not a little schoolboy who has to be told everything. But Anthony’s outbursts increase and Anne cannot supervise him around the clock. So she takes her father in and has him looked after by a nurse during the day.

The Father
Drama, 97 min.
Director: Florian Zeller
France, Great Britain – 2019

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Amour (Love)



Monday, 30.08.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

Georges and Anne are both around 80 and have spent most of their lives together. As retired music teachers, they are a typical example of the educated middle class. When Anne suffers a stroke, Georges stands by her side uncompromisingly despite all odds. Michael Haneke impresses once again with this chamber play about the unconditional love of a couple in the face of a situation that leaves nothing as it was before.

Amour (Love) – OV with subtitles
Drama, 126 Min.
Director: Michael Haneke
France, Austria, Germany – 2012

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Sweat Bean



Monday, 06.09.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) is the owner of a small snack bar in Tokyo, where he sells dorayaki pancakes filled with sweet bean paste. One fine day, old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) stands in front of his store and spontaneously applies for the temporary job Sentaro has advertised. At first he refuses several times, but when she finally leaves him a sample of her homemade bean paste, Sentaro, who is thrilled by it, changes his mind and hires the somewhat strange woman. News of Sentaro’s new delicious pancakes quickly spreads, and customers start lining up to buy them. Meanwhile, a very special friendship develops between him and Tokue. But it soon becomes clear that the old lady is hiding a secret that could put everything at risk.

Sweat Bean – OV with subtitles
Drama/Comedy, 113 Min.
Director: Naomi Kawase
Japan – 2015

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Youth



Monday, 13.09.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

The two old friends Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) and Mick Boyle (Harvey Keitel), together with Fred’s daughter and manager Lena (Rachel Weisz), spend a relaxing vacation in a high-class wellness hotel at the foot of the Alps. While the famous composer and conductor Fred enjoys his retirement, Mick, who is still active as a film director, is often preoccupied with his next project, which is also to be his last. But even Fred’s work, which had actually already been put aside, soon catches up with him when an ambassador from Buckingham Palace visits him with a request to conduct a concert for the Queen herself. Fred declines, however, because he would much rather philosophize about God and the world and the other bizarre guests together with Mick and the actor Jimmy Tree (Paul Dano), who is also staying at the hotel.

Ewige Jugend – OV with subtitles
Drama/Comedy, 124 Min.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Great Britain, Italy, France – 2015

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0.5 MM



Monday, 20.09.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

Sawa Yamagishi worked as a nursing assistant. An old man’s family asked Sawa to sleep with him, which eventually led to her losing her job and her house. Now she has nowhere to go. Sawa finds elderly people in need and interferes in their lives. When they meet her, their lives change and Sawa’s own wounds begin to heal.

0.5 MM – OV with subtitles
Drama
Director: Momoko Andô
Japan – 2014

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The hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared



Monday, 27.09.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson) has a birthday. He turns 100 years old. But instead of looking forward to the planned birthday party, he rather disappears unceremoniously from the old people’s nursing home and sets off in his slippers to the local bus station. Out of boredom and into a new adventure, that is Allan’s goal. During his journey, he first comes into a huge fortune, makes new friends and meets crooks, hoodlums and criminals before setting off for Indonesia with elephant lady Sonja. All this is for Allan but long no longer special, he has the last 100 years significantly contributed to the political events in the world unconsciously turn upside down …

The hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared – OV with subtitles
Comedy, 114 Min.
Director: Felix Herngren
Sweden – 2014

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Vision



Monday, 04.10.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

Naomi Kawase has always known how to present Japanese customs and traditions in her films (»Sweet Bean«) in such a way that Western viewers also find it easy to access. This has made her a darling of international festivals. But in her new film, it’s the other way around. Starring Juliette Binoche, a European woman comes to Japan in search of a mysterious plant said to possess unique healing powers. She discovers a culture based on mysterious traditions and prophecies.

Vision – OV with subtitles
Drama, 110 Min.
Director: Naomi Kawase
Japan, France – 2018

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Robot & Frank



Monday, 11.10.2021
19.00
Bambi
Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf

In the nearby future, grumpy Frank (Frank Langella) refuses to keep up with the times. While everything around him is being replaced by machines and simplified by technology, the pensioner tries to do everything himself as much as possible and enjoy a life without unnecessary technical support. He likes to go to the library a lot, also or mainly because of the librarian Jennifer (Susan Sarandon), but also in this place the future has changed everything to a great extent.

Robot & Frank
Drama/Comedy/Sci-Fi, 84 Min.
Director: Jake Schreier
USA – 2012

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Ramen Shop



Monday, 18.10.2021
19.00
Bambi Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf


Food brings memories to life, serves as a carrier of a cultural identity and an interface between different cultures – as it does in Eric Khoo’s empathetic new feature film »Ramen Shop«.

Ramen Shop – OmU
Drama, 84 Min.
Director: Eric Khoo
Japan, France – 2018

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Still Alice



Monday, 25.10.2021
19.00
Bambi Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf


Julianne Moore shines in the film adaptation of the novel of the same name by neurologist Lisa Genova as a professor of cognitive psychology who receives a shattering diagnosis at the age of just 50: Alzheimer’s disease. With an iron will not to lose herself, as well as the loving care of her family, she tries to counteract the rapidly increasing symptoms of this merciless disease.

Still Alice
Drama, 101 Min.
Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
USA – 2014

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